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B. 01-01 President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal Washington
C. 01-17 Armstrong says sorry for doping USA
D. 01-20 Obama sworn in as US president White House, Washington
4. 02-08 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US Massachusetts
5. 02-14 Crippled cruise ship reaches land
G. 03-07 U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions UN Security Council
04-15 Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon
8. 04-17 Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Waco, Texas
J. 04-19 Boston bombs suspect 'in custody' Watertown, Boston

Summary.     Click for More > Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Boston bombs suspect 'in custody' US suspects Syria of chemical attack   US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels Three US women missing for years in fair condition   Three young women who vanished about a decade ago have been found and are in hospital in a fair condition, officials have said Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado   At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise White House: Syria crosses 'red line' Historic US rulings for gay marriage 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town   A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International George Zimmerman not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder   George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old male last year, has been found not guilty Detroit in largest US bankruptcy   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case   The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people UN adopts Syria chemical resolution   The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons US begins shutdown amid budget row   The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown Senate passes US budget deal 'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant
  President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal   Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the... Armstrong says sorry for doping Obama sworn in as US president 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US Crippled cruise ship reaches land U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
Jan.1   Washington
Jan.7  Washington  Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row
Jan.11  Washington  Obama and Karzai discuss endgame
Jan.17   USA
Jan.20   Washington
Jan.23  U.S. Congress  Clinton takes on Benghazi critics
 Washington  US to end ban on women in combat
Feb.3  New Orleans  Ravens win Super Bowl over 49ers, 34-29
Feb.5  Washington  Drone strikes legal case revealed
Feb.8   Massachusetts
Feb.12  U.S. Congress  Obama pledges to reignite economy
Feb.14   Alabama
Feb.19  Virginia  Report: Chinese military leading cyberattacks
Feb.26  U.S. Senate  Hagel confirmed as defence secretary
Mar.1  Florida  Florida man swallowed by sinkhole
 Washington  Obama signs budget cuts into effect
Mar.5  New York  Dow Jones hits new record high
Mar.7   UN Security Council
 New York  Bin Laden relative captured
Mar.15  Washington  U.S. to beef up missile defense against North Korea
Mar.17  Montreal  Canada inmates in helicopter escape
Mar.26  U.S. Supreme Court  US court weighs gay marriage ban
Apr.15   Boston
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.    Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack ...
Apr.17   Texas
Apr.18  Boston  Photos of Boston suspects released
Apr.19  Boston  Huge manhunt for Boston bomb suspect
  Boston
Apr.22  Toronto  Canada foils terror attack on train
Apr.25   Washington
Apr.30  Washington  U.S. military planning Syria options
May.1  Boston  Three arrested over Boston bombings
May.3  Southern California  Major wildfires spread in California
May.6   Ohio
May.15  Washington  US tax chief resigns amid scandal
May.20   Oklahoma
May.22  Florida  FBI kill man 'linked to Tsarnaev'
May.23  Washington  Obama defends 'just' drones war
May.31  Oklahoma  New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five'
Jun.6  USA  US agency 'collecting phone records'
Jun.7  Southern California  Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit
Jun.9  USA  US surveillance leak source revealed
Jun.13   Washington
Jun.17  Montreal  Mayor of Montreal arrested
Jun.22  Western Canada  Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary
Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court
Jun.27  U.S. Senate  US Senate passes immigration reform
Jun.30   Arizona
Jul.6   Canada
  San Francisco Bay Area
Jul.10  Boston  Boston bomb accused denies charges
Jul.11  Canada  20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash
Jul.13   Florida
Jul.15  New York  US protests after Florida verdict
 North Mexico  Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino captured
Jul.18   Detroit
Jul.22  New York  Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails
Jul.29  Washington  Mid-East peace talks resume in US
Jul.30  Baltimore  Wikileaks source Manning convicted
Aug.1  Ohio  Ariel Castro is sentenced for Cleveland abductions
Aug.2  Washington  U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat
Aug.5  Maritime Provinces  Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store
Aug.7  Washington  Obama cancels Putin talks over Snowden
Aug.21   Baltimore
Aug.22   California
Aug.23  Texas  Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted
Aug.27  Washington  US 'ready' to launch Syria strike
Aug.28  Washington  Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'
Aug.30  Washington  Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry
Aug.31  Washington  Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria
Sep.1  Washington  US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'
Sep.3  Ohio  Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell
Sep.10  Washington  Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails
Sep.16   Washington
Sep.24  UN Gen. Assembly  U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight
Sep.27   UN Security Council
Sep.30   Washington
Oct.1   USA
Oct.3  Washington  Chase and gunfire at US Capitol
Oct.9  Washington  Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve
Oct.16   U.S. Senate
Oct.30  Boston  Red Sox clinch World Series championship
Nov.1  Los Angeles  TSA officer shot dead at LA airport
Nov.5  New York  Democrats win NYC and Virginia polls
Nov.7   Toronto
Nov.13  Toronto  Rob Ford says he bought drugs in last two years
Nov.21  Washington  U.S., Afghanistan agree security pact
 Dallas  US remembers Kennedy 50 years later
Dec.1  New York  New York train crash kills four
Dec.2  UN  UN implicates Assad in war crimes
Dec.16  Washington  NSA phone data grab 'against constitution'
Dec.31  Manhattan  New Year's Eve celebrations usher in 2014 across the world





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  President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal


January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Washington  
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'
Jan.7   Washington Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row
 North Carolina  US bank to pay $12bn settlement Jan.11   Washington Obama and Karzai discuss endgame Jan.16  USA  Safety fears hit more Dreamliners Jan.17   USA     Armstrong says sorry for doping
  The 41-year-old Lance Armstrong has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins
Jan.20   Washington     Obama sworn in as US president Map of White House USA
  Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House
Jan.21  Washington  Inauguration: Obama tells US to 'seize the moment' Jan.23   U.S. Congress     Clinton takes on Benghazi critics  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is giving evidence to Congress over the deadly attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year   Washington   US to end ban on women in combat   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said

February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Washington  US economy adds 157,000 new jobs Feb.3   New Orleans Ravens win Super Bowl over 49ers, 34-29
Feb.4  New York  US 'will sue' Standard & Poor's Feb.5   Washington Drone strikes legal case revealed Feb.8   Massachusetts   'Historic' snowstorm blankets US
  Thick snow is blanketing the north-eastern US as a major storm cuts power to thousands of homes and plays havoc with transport schedules.    Millions of residents bei...
Feb.9  Boston  North-east US paralysed by snowstorm  Massachusetts  Snow-hit US states begin clear-up Feb.12   U.S. Congress Obama pledges to reignite economy
Feb.13  Southern California  Charred body found after US manhunt  Washington  Obama: 34,000 U.S. troops out of Afghanistan Feb.14   Alabama   Crippled cruise ship reaches land Map of Mobile Alabama Alabama
  The Carnival Triumph with more than 4,000 people aboard has reached land, four days after an engine fire knocked out the vessel's power
Feb.19   Virginia Report: Chinese military leading cyberattacks Feb.24  Los Angeles  'Argo' wins best picture Oscar Feb.26   U.S. Senate Hagel confirmed as defence secretary Feb.28  Washington  U.S. to give additional $60M to Syrian opposition

March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Florida   Florida man swallowed by sinkhole   Jeffrey Bush, 36, has disappeared into a 20ft-deep (6m) sinkhole that swallowed up a bedroom in his house and presumed dead   Washington Obama signs budget cuts into effect
Mar.5   New York     Dow Jones hits new record high  New York's Dow Jones share index set a new all-time high on Tuesday, returning to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis Mar.7   UN Security Council   U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions
  The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tougher sanctions against North Korea. China, North Korea's key ally agreed to it
  New York Bin Laden relative captured
Mar.15   Washington U.S. to beef up missile defense against North Korea Mar.17   Montreal Canada inmates in helicopter escape Mar.26   U.S. Supreme Court US court weighs gay marriage ban

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.15   Boston   Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon
Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
 Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack Obama said 'we will find out who did this' and that those responsible would feel the 'full weight of justice'
 Boston  FBI probes Boston 'terror' blasts Apr.16  Boston  FBI reveals Boston bomb details Apr.17  Boston  Pressure cooker clues to Boston bomb   Texas   Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Map of Waco Texas
  Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco.    Several buildings are reported to be on fire, some of them in neighbouring residential areas. Explosion rips through fertilizer p...
Apr.18  Texas  Deadly Texas blast 'like tornado'   Boston Photos of Boston suspects released Apr.19   Boston Huge manhunt for Boston bomb suspect   Boston   Boston bombs suspect 'in custody' Map of Watertown USA
  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been taken into custody in a suburb of the city, police have said.    Gunfire was heard after Tsarnaev was found ...
Apr.21  Boston  Boston pair 'planned more attacks' Apr.22   Toronto   Canada foils terror attack on train   Canada's authorities say they have arrested and charged two people with conspiring to carry out an 'al-Qaeda inspired' attack on a passenger...  Boston  Boston Marathon suspect charged Apr.25   Washington     US suspects Syria of chemical attack
  US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels
Apr.26  Manhattan  '9/11 jet debris' found in New York Apr.30   Washington U.S. military planning Syria options


May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Boston Three arrested over Boston bombings
May.3   Southern California   Major wildfires spread in California   More than 3,000 firefighters are battling six major wildfires in California, the state fire agency says May.6   Ohio   Three US women missing for years in fair condition Map of Cleveland Ohio
  Three young women who vanished about a decade ago have been found and are in hospital in a fair condition, officials have said
 Ariel Castro, a 52-year-old suspect, has been arrested in connection with the case
May.7  Ohio  US police hail rescued women's bravery May.8  Ohio  Ohio women 'were tied and chained' May.9  Ohio  Cleveland kidnap accused in court  San Francisco Bay Area  Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes May.15   Washington   US tax chief resigns amid scandal   IRS commissioner Steve Miller has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Obama has an... May.20   Oklahoma   Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado
Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma
  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise
 Moore's neighbourhoods were flattened and schools were destroyed by winds of up to 200mph. 120 people, including 70 children, are being treated in hospitals
May.21  Oklahoma  Oklahoma tornado: Search for survivors continues May.22   Florida   FBI kill man 'linked to Tsarnaev'   Boston bombing investigators have shot dead 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, a man who became violent as they questioned him May.23   Washington Obama defends 'just' drones war May.31   Oklahoma New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five'

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.6   USA   US agency 'collecting phone records'  The US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans, according to the Guardian newspa... Jun.7   Southern California     Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit   Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California Jun.8  Southern California  Obama-Xi summit 'constructive' Jun.9   USA US surveillance leak source revealed
Jun.13   Washington     White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition.    Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chem...
Jun.17   Montreal Mayor of Montreal arrested
Jun.20  Western Canada  Flooding in Canada may force 100,000 from homes  Miami  LeBron leads Heat to title Jun.22   Western Canada   Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary   Floodwaters devastated much of southern Alberta, leading authorities to evacuate Calgary's entire downtown Jun.24  Washington  Washington voices anger over Snowden  Boston  Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court   Historic US rulings for gay marriage
  The US Supreme Court has struck down a law denying federal benefits to gay couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California
Jun.27   U.S. Senate US Senate passes immigration reform Jun.30   Arizona   19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire Map of Yarnell Arizona
  At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell.    Officials said 22 additional firefighters had been injured battling t...


July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.6   Canada     Fuel train explodes in Canadian town
Map of Lac-Megantic Canada
  A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people
  San Francisco Bay Area     Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International
  A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more.    Fire fighters and rescue teams are at the scene of the downed Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which had taken off from So...
Jul.8  Canada  40 still missing after runaway train plows into town Jul.9  Canada  Evidence criminal act may have led to train crash Jul.10  Canada  Sixty dead or missing after Lac-Megantic train blast   Boston Boston bomb accused denies charges
 Canada  CEO: Runaway train's brakes weren't properly set Jul.11   Canada     20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash   It has become Canada's worst railway catastrophe in almost 150 years. Some of the bodies may never be found Jul.12  UN  Taliban 'failed,' Malala says at U.N. Jul.13   Florida   George Zimmerman not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder
Map of Sanford Florida
  George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old male last year, has been found not guilty
 Lawyers for Zimmerman, 29, argued he acted in self-defence and with justifiable use of deadly force
Jul.15   New York   US protests after Florida verdict   Protests have taken place across the US after George Zimmerman was cleared of murdering an unarmed black teenager   North Mexico   Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino captured   Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, known as 'Z-40', head of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, has been captured, according to the Mexican government Jul.18   Detroit   Detroit in largest US bankruptcy
  The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $15bn
Jul.19  Washington  'Trayvon could have been me' - Obama Jul.20  Chicago  Protests in US at Zimmerman verdict Jul.22   New York   Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails   Ten people were left with minor injuries after a plane's nose wheel collapsed when it landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport, officials say Jul.29   Washington     Mid-East peace talks resume in US   Peace talks have resumed after Israeli and Palestinian negotiators dined in Washington DC with US Secretary of State John Kerry Jul.30   Baltimore     Wikileaks source Manning convicted   Bradley Manning, the Army private who leaked thousands of classified documents, has been convicted of espionage but not of aiding the enemy

August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Ohio Ariel Castro is sentenced for Cleveland abductions
 Washington  US embassies to shut over threat Aug.2   Washington     U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat   A global travel alert issued by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming... Aug.5   Maritime Provinces   Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store   The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them  New York  Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in baseball doping ban Aug.7   Washington Obama cancels Putin talks over Snowden Aug.12  Washington  US eyes criminal justice shake-up Aug.14  Alabama  Two pilots killed in UPS plane crash Aug.21   Baltimore     Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case Map of Fort Meade Maryland USA
  The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
 Pte First Class Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including espionage
Aug.22   California   Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Map of Yosemite National Park California
  A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand homes
Aug.23  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern   Texas Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted Aug.26  California  US wildfire covers ash on reservoir Aug.27   Washington US 'ready' to launch Syria strike  Washington  Biden: 'No doubt' Syria used chemical arms Aug.28   Washington     Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'   US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus Aug.30   Washington Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry Aug.31   Washington Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Washington     US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'   The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says Sep.2  Florida  Diana Nyad completes epic 110-mile Cuba-to-Florida, without shark cage Sep.3   Ohio Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell
Sep.4  Washington  Obama: 'Credibility on the line over Syria' Sep.9  New York  Ruthless Nadal wins US Open title Sep.10  UN  Disputes flare over UN Syria resolution   Washington Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.16   Washington   Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
  A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman.    Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage. About ...
Sep.18  UN  U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to return to Syria Sep.24   UN Gen. Assembly U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight
Sep.26  UN Security Council  US and Russia agree Syria UN draft Sep.27   UN Security Council     UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
Sep.30  U.S. Congress  US shutdown looms amid stalemate   Washington   US begins shutdown amid budget row
  The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year
 The Republican-led House of Representatives insisted on delaying Obamacare - as a condition for passing a bill


October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   USA   'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it
Oct.3   Washington   Chase and gunfire at US Capitol   A police chase ended in gunfire, sparking panic at the White House and US Capitol and leaving a police officer injured in a road crash Oct.8  Washington  Obama: Republicans using 'extortion' Oct.9   Washington Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve Oct.16   U.S. Senate   Senate passes US budget deal
  The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default
 House of Representatives  US Congress approves debt deal Oct.24  North Mexico  Mexico factory blast 'injures many' Oct.27  Washington  Obama 'not told of Merkel bugging' Oct.30  Washington  Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare   Boston Red Sox clinch World Series championship

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Los Angeles   TSA officer shot dead at LA airport   Anthony Ciancia is in custody after a transportation official was killed and seven injured. Parts of Los Angeles International Airport were being... Nov.5  Toronto  Embattled Toronto mayor 'to stay on'   New York Democrats win NYC and Virginia polls
Nov.7  San Francisco Bay Area  Twitter shares jump on market debut   Toronto   'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant
  Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised for a video of him making threats to commit 'first-degree murder' against an unknown person
Nov.13   Toronto Rob Ford says he bought drugs in last two years Nov.17  Illinois  Deadly tornadoes hit US Midwest Nov.18  Toronto  Toronto council strip most powers from embattled mayor Nov.19  Manhattan  JP Morgan in record $13bn settlement Nov.21   Washington   U.S., Afghanistan agree security pact   The U.S. and Afghanistan have reached a deal on the final language of a bilateral security agreement, guiding the role of American troops   Dallas   US remembers Kennedy 50 years later   The US is marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas

December 2013 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   New York   New York train crash kills four   Four people have been killed and 63 injured in a passenger train crash in the Bronx area. The Metro-North train's locomotive and carriages d... Dec.2   UN UN implicates Assad in war crimes
 New York  Crashed New York train 'going 82mph' Dec.5  UN Security Council  U.N. approves Central African Republic peacekeeping force Dec.16   Washington NSA phone data grab 'against constitution' Dec.22  Toronto  Ice storm snarls travel, cuts power Dec.31   Manhattan New Year's Eve celebrations usher in 2014 across the world


Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row Obama and Karzai discuss endgame US to end ban on women in combat   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said Drone strikes legal case revealed Report: Chinese military leading cyberattacks Hagel confirmed as defence secretary U.S. to beef up missile defense against North Korea   US suspects Syria of chemical attack




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Feb.13  Washington  Obama: 34,000 U.S. troops out of Afghanistan
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Feb.26   U.S. Senate
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Apr.25   Washington
  US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels
Apr.30   Washington U.S. military planning Syria options
May.23   Washington Obama defends 'just' drones war Jun.13   Washington   White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition.    Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chem...
Jul.30   Baltimore   Wikileaks source Manning convicted   Bradley Manning, the Army private who leaked thousands of classified documents, has been convicted of espionage but not of aiding the enemy Aug.21   Baltimore   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case
Map of Fort Meade Maryland USA
  The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
 Pte First Class Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including espionage
Aug.23  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern Aug.23   Texas Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted Aug.27   Washington US 'ready' to launch Syria strike Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'   US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus Aug.30   Washington Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry Aug.31   Washington Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Sep.1   Washington   US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'   The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says Sep.10   Washington Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
  A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman.    Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage. About ...
Sep.18  UN  U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to return to Syria Sep.27   UN Security Council   UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
Dec.2   UN UN implicates Assad in war crimes Dec.5  UN Security Council  U.N. approves Central African Republic peacekeeping force



North America, 2013 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.16  USA  Safety fears hit more Dreamliners Feb.8   Massachusetts 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US
  Thick snow is blanketing the north-eastern US as a major storm cuts power to thousands of homes and plays havoc with transport schedules.    Millions of residents bei...
Feb.9  Boston  North-east US paralysed by snowstorm Feb.9  Massachusetts  Snow-hit US states begin clear-up Feb.14   Alabama Crippled cruise ship reaches land Map of Mobile Alabama Alabama
  The Carnival Triumph with more than 4,000 people aboard has reached land, four days after an engine fire knocked out the vessel's power
Mar.1   Florida Florida man swallowed by sinkhole   Jeffrey Bush, 36, has disappeared into a 20ft-deep (6m) sinkhole that swallowed up a bedroom in his house and presumed dead Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Map of Waco Texas
  Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco.    Several buildings are reported to be on fire, some of them in neighbouring residential areas. Explosion rips through fertilizer p...
Apr.18  Texas  Deadly Texas blast 'like tornado' Apr.26  Manhattan  '9/11 jet debris' found in New York May.3   Southern California Major wildfires spread in California   More than 3,000 firefighters are battling six major wildfires in California, the state fire agency says May.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes May.20   Oklahoma Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma
  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise
 Moore's neighbourhoods were flattened and schools were destroyed by winds of up to 200mph. 120 people, including 70 children, are being treated in hospitals
May.21  Oklahoma  Oklahoma tornado: Search for survivors continues May.31   Oklahoma New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five' Jun.20  Western Canada  Flooding in Canada may force 100,000 from homes Jun.22   Western Canada Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary   Floodwaters devastated much of southern Alberta, leading authorities to evacuate Calgary's entire downtown Jun.30   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire Map of Yarnell Arizona
  At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell.    Officials said 22 additional firefighters had been injured battling t...
Jul.6   Canada   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town Map of Lac-Megantic Canada
  A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people
Jul.6   San Francisco Bay Area   Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International
  A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more.    Fire fighters and rescue teams are at the scene of the downed Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which had taken off from So...
Jul.8  Canada  40 still missing after runaway train plows into town Jul.9  Canada  Evidence criminal act may have led to train crash Jul.10  Canada  Sixty dead or missing after Lac-Megantic train blast Jul.10  Canada  CEO: Runaway train's brakes weren't properly set Jul.11   Canada   20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash   It has become Canada's worst railway catastrophe in almost 150 years. Some of the bodies may never be found Jul.22   New York Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails   Ten people were left with minor injuries after a plane's nose wheel collapsed when it landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport, officials say Aug.5   Maritime Provinces Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store   The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them Aug.14  Alabama  Two pilots killed in UPS plane crash Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite
Map of Yosemite National Park California
  A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand homes
Aug.26  California  US wildfire covers ash on reservoir Sep.3   Ohio Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell Oct.24  North Mexico  Mexico factory blast 'injures many' Nov.17  Illinois  Deadly tornadoes hit US Midwest Dec.1   New York New York train crash kills four   Four people have been killed and 63 injured in a passenger train crash in the Bronx area. The Metro-North train's locomotive and carriages d... Dec.2  New York  Crashed New York train 'going 82mph' Dec.22  Toronto  Ice storm snarls travel, cuts power



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2013 Jan.17   USA   Armstrong says sorry for doping
  The 41-year-old Lance Armstrong has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins
Feb.3   New Orleans Ravens win Super Bowl over 49ers, 34-29
Apr.15   Boston Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
 Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack Obama said 'we will find out who did this' and that those responsible would feel the 'full weight of justice'
May.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes Jun.20  Miami  LeBron leads Heat to title Jun.24  Boston  Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup Aug.5  New York  Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in baseball doping ban Sep.2  Florida  Diana Nyad completes epic 110-mile Cuba-to-Florida, without shark cage Sep.9  New York  Ruthless Nadal wins US Open title Oct.30   Boston Red Sox clinch World Series championship



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2013 Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'
Jan.7  North Carolina  US bank to pay $12bn settlement Jan.16  USA  Safety fears hit more Dreamliners Feb.1  Washington  US economy adds 157,000 new jobs Feb.4  New York  US 'will sue' Standard & Poor's Feb.12   U.S. Congress Obama pledges to reignite economy
Feb.24  Los Angeles  'Argo' wins best picture Oscar Mar.1   Washington Obama signs budget cuts into effect Mar.5   New York   Dow Jones hits new record high  New York's Dow Jones share index set a new all-time high on Tuesday, returning to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis Jul.18   Detroit Detroit in largest US bankruptcy
  The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $15bn
Aug.2   Washington   U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat   A global travel alert issued by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming... Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite
Map of Yosemite National Park California
  A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand homes
Sep.30  U.S. Congress  US shutdown looms amid stalemate Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it
Oct.9   Washington Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve
Oct.30  Washington  Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare Nov.7  San Francisco Bay Area  Twitter shares jump on market debut Nov.19  Manhattan  JP Morgan in record $13bn settlement Dec.31   Manhattan New Year's Eve celebrations usher in 2014 across the world



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2013 Feb.13  Southern California  Charred body found after US manhunt Feb.19   Virginia Report: Chinese military leading cyberattacks
Mar.7   New York Bin Laden relative captured Mar.17   Montreal Canada inmates in helicopter escape Apr.15   Boston Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
 Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack Obama said 'we will find out who did this' and that those responsible would feel the 'full weight of justice'
Apr.15  Boston  FBI probes Boston 'terror' blasts Apr.16  Boston  FBI reveals Boston bomb details Apr.17  Boston  Pressure cooker clues to Boston bomb Apr.18   Boston Photos of Boston suspects released Apr.19   Boston Huge manhunt for Boston bomb suspect Apr.19   Boston Boston bombs suspect 'in custody' Map of Watertown USA
  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been taken into custody in a suburb of the city, police have said.    Gunfire was heard after Tsarnaev was found ...
Apr.21  Boston  Boston pair 'planned more attacks' Apr.22   Toronto Canada foils terror attack on train   Canada's authorities say they have arrested and charged two people with conspiring to carry out an 'al-Qaeda inspired' attack on a passenger... Apr.22  Boston  Boston Marathon suspect charged May.1   Boston Three arrested over Boston bombings May.6   Ohio Three US women missing for years in fair condition Map of Cleveland Ohio
  Three young women who vanished about a decade ago have been found and are in hospital in a fair condition, officials have said
 Ariel Castro, a 52-year-old suspect, has been arrested in connection with the case
May.7  Ohio  US police hail rescued women's bravery May.8  Ohio  Ohio women 'were tied and chained' May.9  Ohio  Cleveland kidnap accused in court May.22   Florida FBI kill man 'linked to Tsarnaev'   Boston bombing investigators have shot dead 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, a man who became violent as they questioned him Jun.17   Montreal Mayor of Montreal arrested Jul.9  Canada  Evidence criminal act may have led to train crash Jul.10   Boston Boston bomb accused denies charges Jul.12  UN  Taliban 'failed,' Malala says at U.N. Jul.13   Florida George Zimmerman not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder Map of Sanford Florida
  George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old male last year, has been found not guilty
 Lawyers for Zimmerman, 29, argued he acted in self-defence and with justifiable use of deadly force
Jul.15   North Mexico Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino captured   Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, known as 'Z-40', head of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, has been captured, according to the Mexican government Jul.30   Baltimore   Wikileaks source Manning convicted   Bradley Manning, the Army private who leaked thousands of classified documents, has been convicted of espionage but not of aiding the enemy Aug.1   Ohio Ariel Castro is sentenced for Cleveland abductions Aug.1  Washington  US embassies to shut over threat Aug.12  Washington  US eyes criminal justice shake-up Aug.21   Baltimore   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case Map of Fort Meade Maryland USA
  The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
 Pte First Class Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including espionage
Aug.23   Texas Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted Sep.3   Ohio Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
  A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman.    Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage. About ...
Oct.3   Washington Chase and gunfire at US Capitol   A police chase ended in gunfire, sparking panic at the White House and US Capitol and leaving a police officer injured in a road crash Nov.1   Los Angeles TSA officer shot dead at LA airport   Anthony Ciancia is in custody after a transportation official was killed and seven injured. Parts of Los Angeles International Airport were being... Nov.5  Toronto  Embattled Toronto mayor 'to stay on' Nov.13   Toronto Rob Ford says he bought drugs in last two years
Nov.21   Dallas US remembers Kennedy 50 years later   The US is marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas



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2013 Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'
Jan.7   Washington Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row
Jan.11   Washington Obama and Karzai discuss endgame Jan.20   Washington   Obama sworn in as US president Map of White House USA
  Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House
Jan.21  Washington  Inauguration: Obama tells US to 'seize the moment' Jan.23   U.S. Congress   Clinton takes on Benghazi critics  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is giving evidence to Congress over the deadly attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year Jan.23   Washington US to end ban on women in combat   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said Feb.5   Washington Drone strikes legal case revealed Feb.12   U.S. Congress Obama pledges to reignite economy Feb.13  Washington  Obama: 34,000 U.S. troops out of Afghanistan Feb.26   U.S. Senate Hagel confirmed as defence secretary Feb.28  Washington  U.S. to give additional $60M to Syrian opposition Mar.1   Washington Obama signs budget cuts into effect Mar.7   UN Security Council U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions
  The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tougher sanctions against North Korea. China, North Korea's key ally agreed to it
Mar.26   U.S. Supreme Court US court weighs gay marriage ban
May.15   Washington US tax chief resigns amid scandal   IRS commissioner Steve Miller has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Obama has an... Jun.6   USA US agency 'collecting phone records'  The US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans, according to the Guardian newspa... Jun.7   Southern California   Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit   Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California Jun.8  Southern California  Obama-Xi summit 'constructive' Jun.9   USA US surveillance leak source revealed Jun.13   Washington   White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition.    Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chem...
Jun.17   Montreal Mayor of Montreal arrested
Jun.24  Washington  Washington voices anger over Snowden Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court Historic US rulings for gay marriage
  The US Supreme Court has struck down a law denying federal benefits to gay couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California
Jun.27   U.S. Senate US Senate passes immigration reform
Jul.15   New York US protests after Florida verdict   Protests have taken place across the US after George Zimmerman was cleared of murdering an unarmed black teenager Jul.18   Detroit Detroit in largest US bankruptcy
  The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $15bn
Jul.19  Washington  'Trayvon could have been me' - Obama Jul.20  Chicago  Protests in US at Zimmerman verdict Jul.29   Washington   Mid-East peace talks resume in US   Peace talks have resumed after Israeli and Palestinian negotiators dined in Washington DC with US Secretary of State John Kerry Aug.1  Washington  US embassies to shut over threat Aug.2   Washington   U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat   A global travel alert issued by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming... Aug.7   Washington Obama cancels Putin talks over Snowden
Aug.12  Washington  US eyes criminal justice shake-up Aug.23  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern Aug.27  Washington  Biden: 'No doubt' Syria used chemical arms Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'   US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus Aug.30   Washington Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry Aug.31   Washington Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Sep.1   Washington   US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'   The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says Sep.4  Washington  Obama: 'Credibility on the line over Syria' Sep.10  UN  Disputes flare over UN Syria resolution Sep.10   Washington Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.24   UN Gen. Assembly U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight Sep.26  UN Security Council  US and Russia agree Syria UN draft Sep.27   UN Security Council   UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
Sep.30  U.S. Congress  US shutdown looms amid stalemate Sep.30   Washington US begins shutdown amid budget row
  The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year
 The Republican-led House of Representatives insisted on delaying Obamacare - as a condition for passing a bill
Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it
Oct.8  Washington  Obama: Republicans using 'extortion' Oct.9   Washington Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve
Oct.16   U.S. Senate Senate passes US budget deal
  The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default
Oct.16  House of Representatives  US Congress approves debt deal Oct.27  Washington  Obama 'not told of Merkel bugging' Oct.30  Washington  Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare Nov.5  Toronto  Embattled Toronto mayor 'to stay on' Nov.5   New York Democrats win NYC and Virginia polls Nov.7   Toronto 'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant
  Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised for a video of him making threats to commit 'first-degree murder' against an unknown person
Nov.13   Toronto Rob Ford says he bought drugs in last two years Nov.18  Toronto  Toronto council strip most powers from embattled mayor Nov.21   Washington U.S., Afghanistan agree security pact   The U.S. and Afghanistan have reached a deal on the final language of a bilateral security agreement, guiding the role of American troops Nov.21   Dallas US remembers Kennedy 50 years later   The US is marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas Dec.2   UN UN implicates Assad in war crimes Dec.16   Washington NSA phone data grab 'against constitution'